Seychelles reforms its marine sectors to capitalize on Blue Economy

Indian Ocean Observatory; June 16 2015: The marine related sectors of Seychelles such as fisheries and marine tourism, despite being financially successful for their specific operators may be under-performing in terms of delivering national benefits. Continue reading Seychelles reforms its marine sectors to capitalize on Blue Economy

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Many yacht operations in Seychelles are not paying ANY taxes despite having heavy impact on the environment

THE PEOPLE Newspaper | June 03 2015 | Vol. 3 No. 19: The Seychelles Revenue Commission (SRC) and Customs are carrying out investigations into incidents of breach of licences and tax evasion in the yacht operations business, the Minister for Finance, Trade and the Blue Economy Jean-Paul Adam said in the Assembly on Tuesday this week. Continue reading Many yacht operations in Seychelles are not paying ANY taxes despite having heavy impact on the environment

Cruise ships can be bad for the environment

Early this week I saw a huge cruise ship coming into harbor. The vessel was so large it dwarfed the port facilities. One usually associates cruise ships with retired people as passengers, but in reality this industry is one of the fastest growing components of global tourism. Continue reading Cruise ships can be bad for the environment